Folk Fest

Buddy Wasisname & the Other Fellers


Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have by some good fortune been in the right places at the right times. It was 1983 when Ray Johnson and Wayne Chaulk, both teaching at Glovertown School Complex, met Kevin Blackmore, who, by various means, was self employed. The reason the three got together was to do what comes so natural to musicians, to play and sing for the pleasure of it.

When Ray was asked to do a ten-day run at the Nfld. Pavilion of the Toronto Caravan Series in the summer of ’84, he elected to do so only with his two musical buddies. The newly formed trio had something to feel good about when the Nfld. Pavilion won the Best Entertainment award in the Caravan of 54 Ethnic pavilions. This was the starting point that saw them clutter their weekends and summers with ever more engagements, doing primarily concert and convention shows.

By 1987 they abandoned all previous occupations and “went at it” full time. Having completed 36 full years they have toured throughout Canada, in most of its towns and cities, in every province and territory.

Their tours are labeled with names that represent not only the tour they’re on, but a current audio and perhaps a video recording as well so that about every 18 months their is a new theme. The current tour is called “The Best Of Tour”.